Science was hotting up today with a series of experiments involving fire. Though a little scary, all the classes taking part really enjoyed the lessons. Many of our students have never done Science, or least haven’t had the opportunity to for a long time, which means practical sessions are not only engaging for them but they really appreciate the opportunity.

Methane bubbles combustion reaction practical.

First of all, washing up liquid was mixed in a bowl of water and the methane from the gas taps bubbled through.

These bubbles were then filled with methane which rises when released. The rising bubbles are set on fire with a spill on a metre stick to demonstrate the combustion reaction.

The students really enjoyed taking part, one student said it was the best science lesson they have ever had!

The practical was carried out following all safety precautions and the students were a real credit to themselves.